Science Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Cells: The Basic Units of Life

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Massachusetts Standards

MA.LS. LIFE SCIENCE
Structure and Function of Cells
LS.2. Recognize that all organisms are composed of cells, and that many organisms are single-celled (unicellular), e.g., bacteria, yeast. In these single-celled organisms, one cell must carry out all of the basic functions of life.
LS.3. Compare and contrast plant and animal cells, including major organelles (cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria, vacuoles).
LS.4. Recognize that within cells, many of the basic functions of organisms (e.g., extracting energy from food and getting rid of waste) are carried out. The way in which cells function is similar in all living organisms.
MA.SIS. SKILLS OF INQUIRY, EXPERIMENTATION, AND DESIGN
SIS3. Select appropriate tools and technology (e.g., calculators, computers, thermometers, meter sticks, balances, graduated cylinders, and microscopes), and make quantitative observations.